Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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THIS IS ROBERT CAPA! Extended to 12/2 and 12/3

Saturday, November 4, 2023 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 2, 2023 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 3, 2023 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Photographs by Robert Capa - renowned war photographer.

An exhibition of over 50 photographs taken by famed war photographer Robert Capa (1913 - 1954). The exhibit comes to us from the Capa Space on Quaker Church Road, Yorktown, NY.  The gallery will be open each weekend from Nov 4 through Nov 26 from 1-5 PM.  The opening reception is Nov 4 from 1 to 5. 


At 2 PM, photographer and author Bob Rogers, the current faculty member and former Chair of the Department of Art and Design at QCC-CUNY, and the Founding President of AotL, will speak about Capa and his legacy at the reception. Capa Space Board Member Rebecca Swan will speak on how Capa Space came to be located in Yorktown.


Robert Capa was an American-Hungarian photographer who captured five wars over the course of his lifetime. Capa’s images of the Normandy Invasion on D-Day redefined photojournalism. “It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one,” he once said.


Born Endre Friedmann on October 22, 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Capa left his home country at the age of 18, finding work as a photojournalist in post-World War I Berlin. During this time, he concealed his Jewish heritage with a pseudonym based on his childhood nickname “Cápa,” or “Shark.”


Throughout his life, he covered many important historical events, including the rise of Soviet Communism, the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and a full survey of the politics and atrocities of World War II. Capa's photographs are recognized across the globe for their critical role in shaping public remembrance of these events. In 1947, he co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris with fellow photographers David Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and George Rodger. Capa died tragically on May 25, 1954 after stepping on a landmine while documenting the First Indochina War in Thai Binh, Vietnam.


Robert Capa is buried along with his mother, his brother and his brother's wife in the Quaker Cemetery of the Amawalk Friends Meeting in Yorktown Heights, New York.


© All Photos by Robert Capa from the Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive at ICP/Magnum Photos.